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MBA 5 – 2 Football Win

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Match report by Jacob Powley

Mounts Bay year 7 went into their penultimate league match with an unbeaten (league) record and high hopes against a Cape Cornwall side who could only field ten men due to a shortage of players .

Despite a scrappy first 10 minutes , it was the home team who took the lead ; Henry Hocking striking the ball sweetly into the top corner of the net , after good work on the right by Finley Wallis opened up the defence.

A free kick from Jacob Trudgeon tested the keeper before Mounts Bay made it 2-0 ,

Jacob Powley winning the ball on the halfway line , before feeding Piran Tanner who promptly danced through the defence before slotting the ball calmly in to the net.

Minutes before the interval , Cape swung in a corner before sloppy defending allowed them a way back into the match with the last kick of the first half.

Keen to restore their two goal lead , Mounts Bay started the second half the brighter of the two teams , with Thomas Eddy playing a through ball for Jacob Trudgeon to win a penalty , the unfortunate victim of a late and clumsy challenge from a Cape Cornwall defender.

Although he was carrying a slight knock , he converted the kick , making it 3-1.

It was soon becoming evident who had the most quality over the course of the game , and by the time Jacob Trudgeon capitilized on the oppositions poor goal kick , making it 4, it was always going to be hard for the ten men to level the game , but just after Josh Richards hit the side netting , Mounts Bay were pegged back to 4-2 , a textbook cross being poked in at the near post.

Even after  good passing from Matt John Olds and Kelan Moon, Shea Cornish was still left   with a huge goalmouth scramble to score a fifth , which his superb commitment helped him pull off.

Just as yet another Mounts Bay attack fizzled out ,the final whistle went ; with a deserved victory in the bag , before the decisive match with Humphry Davy tomorrow .

The team was ;

Thomas Quick

Piran Tanner

Shea Cornish

Ryan Wilkinson

Matthew Lawry

Henry Hocking

Thomas Eddy

Oscar Menari

Finley Wallis

Joshua Richards

Jack Slater

Kelan Moon

Matt John Olds

Oscar Menari

Jacob Powley

Jacob Trudgeon.